Juan José Ponce-Vázquez

Faculty Publications

Joshua D. Rothman, The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America (Basic Books, 2021) For the past seven years Dr. Joshua D. Rothman, chair of the Department of History, combed archives across the country, working to craft an illuminating narrative of Isaac Franklin, John Armfield, and Rice Ballard, three business partners who […]

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1521-2021: 500th Anniversary of the Fall of the Aztec Empire

Join us on November 17 at 5 PM in the Camellia Room, Gorgas Library as well commemorate the Quincentennial of the fall of the Aztec Empire. Special guests Dr. Bradley Benton, North Dakota State University and Dr. Frances Ramos, University of South Florida, Tampa will join our own Drs. Juan José Ponce Vázquez and Steven […]

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Dr. Juan Ponce-Vázquez Publishes Islanders and Empire

Thursday, October 29 marks the publication launch of Dr. Juan José Ponce-Vázquez’s new book, Islanders and Empire: Smuggling and Political Defiance in Hispaniola, 1580–1690, from Cambridge University Press. Ponce-Vázquez’s study examines the complex role that smuggling played in the life of the Spanish Caribbean. With a rare focus on local peoples and communities, Islanders and Empire […]

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